AfDB leads diverse push for SSA risk transfer

African Development Bank meeting 2018 from AfDB 230x150
By Jon Hay
18 Sep 2018

The African Development Bank’s $1bn synthetic securitization is not its first risk transfer transaction, and will not be its last. The bank has marked itself out as a leader in this sphere, though the effort to get such techniques to work is also highly collaborative.

The multilateral development banks and many other parties working on creating risk transfer solutions for them are a close-knit and collegial group. They share ideas, including through six-monthly meetings of the MDBs’ chief risk officers’ forum.

On the commercial side of the market, there is also a small ...

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